Now more than ever, companies are doubling down with their diversity and inclusion (D&I) programming efforts within their organizations as they recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion amongst underrepresented groups. Employees are equally passionate about gaining insight into their future employer’s D&I efforts, which are related to how organizations treat employees based on race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other traits to ensure their work experience is a pleasant one and aligns with their personal morals and values.
Today’s job seekers want to know what potential employers are doing, not just saying, to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. According to a new Glassdoor survey conducted by The Harris Poll, job seekers and employees report that disparities still exist within companies concerning experiences with and perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Unfortunately, 63% of job seekers and employees say their employer should be doing more to increase its workforce diversity. But, significantly more Black and Hispanic job seekers and employees feel this way (71% and 72% respectively) than white job seekers and employees (58%).
Today, we launched new product features that deliver greater transparency into the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion within companies. These new product features come as 3 in 4 (76%) job seekers and employees today report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. These features are part of Glassdoor’s public commitment to leveraging its product and resources to help achieve equity in and out of the workplace.
“Job seekers and employees today really care about equity, and for too long they’ve lacked access to the information needed to make informed decisions about the companies that are or are not, truly inclusive,” said Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer Christian Sutherland-Wong. “We have a responsibility as a platform and employer to bridge the information gap that’s blocking the path to equity in and out of the workplace. By increasing transparency around diversity and inclusion within companies, we can help create more equitable companies and more equitable society, too.”
To help people better understand the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion at a company, Glassdoor has introduced three new product features, including:
- Diversity & Inclusion Rating: The “Diversity & Inclusion Rating” is Glassdoor’s sixth and newest workplace factor rating empowering employees to rate how satisfied they are with diversity and inclusion at their current or former company, based on a 5-point scale. The rating will appear alongside the five existing workplace factor ratings. While the product was in stealth mode, employees across 12 companies started to rate their satisfaction with their company’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). So far, Salesforce has the highest D&I rating among this group, according to its employees, with a 4.6 rating. Other companies currently rated in terms of their employee satisfaction with D&I included.
- Employees & Job Seekers Can Now Voluntarily Share Demographic Information: Glassdoor now enables U.S.-based employees and job seekers to voluntarily and anonymously share their demographic information to help others determine whether a company is actually delivering on its diversity and inclusion commitments. Glassdoor users can provide information regarding their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, parental status, and more, all of which can be shared anonymously through their Glassdoor user profile. With these demographic contributions, Glassdoor will soon display company ratings, workplace factor ratings, salary reports, and more aggregate, broken out by specific groups at specific companies. This information will equip employers with further data and insights to create and sustain more equitable workplaces. As Glassdoor is committed to protecting our users’ anonymity and privacy, sharing demographic information with Glassdoor will be optional and displayed anonymously.
- Diversity FAQ Across Companies: Glassdoor is also debuting a new Company FAQ resource, offering a list of the most popular questions job seekers ask about companies, including a section dedicated to diversity and inclusion (D&I). Responses to the FAQs are taken from the employee reviews which appear on Glassdoor. The tool provides easier access to relevant reviews about D&I at specific companies.
We’ve also launched new D&I products to help employers improve diversity and inclusion at their companies. Read more here.
GLASSDOOR’S DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITMENT: At Glassdoor, we understand that advocating for change in the world, including with these new tools, starts with change at our own company as well. To see how we’re taking action to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at Glassdoor, please see this statement of action from our CEO, Christian Sutherland-Wong. Glassdoor’s inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Transparency report from our Chief People Officer, Carina Cortez, both published in July 2020. You can see more on Glassdoor’s own profile on Glassdoor, too.
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